Saturday, February 19, 2011

Our Lovely Front Door

So...for the last two months I have been oodling over all of these cute vinyl welcome signs that people are putting on their front doors. The catch? Most of them that I love are well over $20. In our situation...I will not be spending $20 on words for the front door. Not for a while at least. So here is our front door...as of this morning.
Plain. White. No wreath hung on it. I just haven't replaced the one from Christmas. But I have big, cheap, plans! 

Yesterday, I walked (yes walked...its not far) to the dollar store on my lunch break to get a drink. Well...there were eleventy billion things I wanted. But I walked down one aisle and saw this:
But soooo many more. They are "removable" like vinyls. And they were so cute! I mean, they are printed on a vinyl sticker that you peel off rather than cut out letter by letter. But for $1 I had to give it a shot. It was perfect! I figure....if it sticks for a few months and then peels off...oh well! I can either leave it or buy a nice vinyl one. But for $1! Come on...I couldn't resist. So I got my drink and some clearance V-day candy, thinking I was going to spend four bucks for it all. The guy rang me up and the sticker rang up for .50 cents! What?! I know! Suh-weet!!! 

So with this day being so lovely, I decided to stick her on there. The welcome and the words below were separate.

I almost left it like this. But then I decided to add the words and I am glad that I did. I don't know if it will last forever, but its behind a glass door. And I L-O-V-E the result!


This just makes me one happy girl. For fifty cents!! Now I am off to try and get some homework done and then enjoy a Saturday night with my sister! Oh yeah...and I watched this little cutie today so his momma and daddy could enjoy a marriage conference. I love him. :)
Yeah we had a photoshoot for mommy. What a peanut!


31 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to buy one of those to do the exact same thing! You just inspired me to take a trip to Dollar Tree this afternoon!

    It looks fabulous!

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  2. Nice score! I think I may have to take a trip to one of our local Dollar Tree's. Thanks for the heads up. Oh and it looks just perfect on your front door. :)

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  3. I have that sticker from dollar store, but never thought of adding it to my front door!!! I know what I am doing tomorrow!

    Carol

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  4. I keep checking our dollar tree for those cool vinyl decals but have only seen big graphics - no sayings yet, but I'll keep my eye out for them. Love it. So cheap but such a big difference.

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  5. Doncha LOVE Dollar Tree??? Now I gotta go this week to!! Love that...what a wonderful thingb to greet you as you come to the door!

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  6. So cute! We have a huge Dollar Tree nearby, so I'm adding that to my list of stops this week! Thanks!

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  7. I've bought several of these from my local Dollar Tree, but I had to pay the whole $1 a piece for mine! *pout* I plan on painting some wooden sign boards and adhering mine to them. I hope it works! Love what you did with yours! What a great idea!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  8. What a fantastic frugal score. It makes a dramatic effect on your front door...much more cozy than a welcome mat.

    I am going to check my Dollar Tree to see if they have one for my front door!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Wow...awesome deal! It looks so cute!

    Melanie
    youmadethat.blogspot.com

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  10. I just love your big, cheap plan!! Don't you just love when good ideas turn out to be great ideas? Thanks bunches for linking to my blog bash K.I.S.S., so appreciated. Would love to see the Ohh Baby Shop linked up at The Homespun Slate @ The Tattered Tag. :)

    http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

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  11. How great is this- I am going to the dollar tree today to see if I can find one. Oh wait my door is black so I might have to come up with another plan. http://www.paintordig.blogspot.com

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  12. I purchased one of these as well. I put mine above my coat rack. Great job on your placement.

    Denise
    Extreme Personal Measures

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  13. Dangit I saw this the other day when I was there and dint get one, I should have now! It looks really cute!

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  14. I found these a year ago..placed one on my wood
    vintage back door where all my friends come in and out.. And have received so many compliments on it.. everyone thinks i stenciled it...
    i s.m.i.l.e!

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  15. Man you are so lucky! That vinyl was fabulous! Our Dollar Tree never has neat stuff like this! - Karen

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  16. fabulous! you are so lucky! i have been wanting to do this for a long while. after i paint my door.. very nice you got it for a $1..

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  17. Fabulous!! Dollar store? WOW!!
    xxDaniella

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  18. Very cute!! I love that it came from the dollar store. It pays to bargain shop!

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  19. 50 cents? Umm, I need to head to the Dollar store asap! And those eyes that baby has! Just precious!

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  20. I like that saying very much! The little guy is adorable and I am betting you all had a great time!

    visiting from Debbiedoos newbie party

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  21. We don't have stores like that here, but anyway, the idea is great! :)

    And the baby picture is just the cutest...

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  22. Great find! I'm your newest follower. I'd love for you to come by!

    http://theloops13.blogspot.com/

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  23. Looks great. Hope you link this post up to my party. The link is now open. Thanks. www.diybydesign.blogspot.com.

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  24. oh wow I luv how you redid the door :)
    Thank you so much for joining us at passionatelyartistic.com where your art is showcase every Week to share with our readers!

    I am looking forward to see what you will be sharing next Wednesday :)
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  25. oh wow I luv how you redid the door :)
    Thank you so much for joining us at passionatelyartistic.com where your art is showcase every Week to share with our readers!

    I am looking forward to see what you will be sharing next Wednesday :)
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  26. That's beautiful! I wish our dollar store had those!

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  27. I'm so glad you linked up your updated front door. Thanks for joining the party.

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  28. WOW that's great! Was it a dollar store chain or local shop you went to? I ask because I want it BADLY!

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  29. Looks cute! I just bought a home in July and I can't wait to paint my door and put a rub on too!
    www.dashing-home.blogspot.com

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  30. don't you just love it when the perfect (and by perfect, i mean 'cheap') solution just hits you over the head? love. this.

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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